Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 25

The Summer of '91

Doogie grouses to a psychologist about still being a virgin but plans to see Wanda before she leaves for Chicago.

2 Oct 02

Doogie Has Left the Building (1)

Doogie ponders a decision affecting the life of a young patient. (Part 1 of 2)

3 Oct 09

Doogie Has Left the Building (2)

Life at Doogie and Vinnie’s pad resembles one big beer commercial, but what Doogie really needs is a listening ear. (Part 2 of 2)

4 Oct 16

It's a Damn Shaman

A Laotian family’s religious beliefs jeopardize Doogie’s care of a disabled youth.

5 Oct 23

The Cheese Stands Alone

A seductive classmate proves more temptation than Vinnie can handle, especially when Janine grows distant.

6 Oct 30

Lonesome Doog

Doogie is a portrait of anxiety when Wanda comes home from art school and strikes up several new friendships.

7 Nov 13

When Doogie Comes Marching Home

Doogie plays a Civil War doctor as he and Vinnie collaborate on a screenplay.

8 Nov 20


While driving to visit Wanda, Doogie’s car breaks down in the desert where he meets a soul mate.

9 Nov 27

Room and Broad

Doogie’s parents want him to pay room and board; Spaulding’s father doesn’t want a pacemaker.

10 Dec 04


Doogie and Wanda’s efforts to be friends are put on hold after Wanda calls long-distance for advice on a new guy.

11 Dec 11

Truth and Consequences

Doogie takes a liking to a homely librarian only after he learns she’s scheduled for plastic surgery; a youth counselor’s lies trap him in a kind of prison.

12 Dec 18

It's a Wonderful Laugh

Doogie discovers the healing power of laughter after an argument with Vinnie and while treating a troubled kidney patient.

13 Jan 08

Dangerous Reunions

Katherine relives the past with her visiting first love; Raymond starts hanging out with pals from the ‘hood.

14 Jan 22

Mummy Dearest

The examination of a mummy brings rumblings of a curse from the staff and has Doogie contemplating the limits of modern medicine.

15 Feb 05

Double Doogie with Cheese

Vinnie bets that Doogie can’t last in a ““mindless”“ fast-food job.

16 Feb 12

The Show Musn't Go On

An egotistical actor observes Doogie’s hospital procedures to give his TV series a shot in the arm.

17 Feb 19

If This Is Adulthood, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia

After months of dating Cecilia, Doogie discovers what she’s been hiding a 4-year-old son, who stirs Doogie’s paternal instincts.

18 Mar 11

What You See Ain't Necessarily What You Get

After taking Spaulding out for her 30th birthday, Doogie wonders if there’s more fun in store for the two of them.

19 Mar 19

My Father, My Self

While Doogie considers a career specialty, he learns that another doctor has been invited to join his father’s practice.

20 Apr 01

Educating Janine

Janine’s parents split a seam when Janine forsakes college for a job in fashion.

21 Apr 22

Sons of the Desert

Spring break in Palm Springs is just what the doctor orders for Vinnie, who pursues a jealous vendetta against Janine, and Doogie, who weighs a fellowship in trauma surgery.

22 Apr 29

That's What Friends Are For

Doogie is anything but popular after he encourages Wanda to accept her dad’s new gal and Vinnie to accept being short.

23 May 06

Thanks for the Memories

Cherished memories get lost in the aging process for a patient who relies on Doogie to help him remember; and Vinnie takes a video journey of self-discovery.

24 May 13

Club Medicine

The Drs. Howser spend a father-son trip at a Honduran operating theater, where Doogie gives a thumbs-down to a wisecracking surgeon.

About Doogie Howser, M.D.

Doogie Howser showed the coming of age of a teenage genius who was a board-certified surgeon by the time he was 16.

At that tender age, Doogie (a childhood nickname for “Douglas”) has to balance life with his parents and contemporaries and the demands of a career that’s stressful even for adults. He has help and support from understanding parents Katherine and David Howser, the latter also a doctor, co-workers at the hospital who respect him despite his age, best friend Vinnie, and girlfriend Wanda.